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CSPAN
Dec 5, 2012 12:00pm EST
of hard-fought negotiations under both republican and democratic administrations, president obama finalized the terms of russia's ascension to the w.t.o. on november 10, 2011. russia was invited to join the organization on december 16, 2011, and officially joined in august of this year. mr. president, i ask unanimous consent that the remarks on pntr be placed within whatever the time agreement ultimately is. the presiding officer: without objection. mr. hatch: and i'd like my remarks not to be interrupted. the presiding officer: without objection. mr. hatch: now that russia is a member of the w.t.o., for our workers to benefit, congress really has no choice but to extend permanent normal relations to russia through appeal of the -- repeal of the application of the jackson-vanik amendment. russia is now a member of the w.t.o., but they are under no obligation to extend the economic benefits of their membership to the united states unless we have normal trade relations. simply put, if congress does not act, our workers and exporters will be at a serious disadvantage in trying to exp
CSPAN
Dec 10, 2012 8:30am EST
and fast. >> my name is -- [inaudible] i have a concern that republicans, like, i did vote for barack obama four years ago, in this time not because i think he betrayed most of his promises. and i would like to see his nobel prize withdrawn too. this would be the first recall of a nobel prize. given that, i think that republicans should move, in my opinion, to the left of democrats, which means you've got to get rid of your right-wing, fascists you have in the party. and that's the only way to win. and i hope -- >> what's your question? what's your question? >> so my question is will the country move just like we gave george bush two terms even though he had screwed up after the four-of -- four-year? is it that if hillary clinton runs as a democrat, she will get the big hammer for all the failures of the obama administration, and the republicans will by default win? >> the last question. boy, we've got lots of questions still. okay, let's take this around and then see if we have some time left over. try to -- we do only have a few minutes, so this is your, i think, treat this as your -- yea
CSPAN
Dec 11, 2012 12:00pm EST
of a compromise so they avoid all the cuts we just talked about. what do republicans want to do? >> guest: they have more emphasis on spending cuts than president obama and john boehner has come up with about $2.2 trillion plan over 10 years. he offered 800,000, i'm sorry, 800 billion in revenues, which he would like to get from tax reform, broadening the base, removing some of the tax deductions. without raising the income tax rates on the higher income households. and that is the sticking point. president obama has offered not real specific plan for spending cuts. in fact he has offered to, he wants to do a little bit of economic stimulus for job creation. but he has offered about 400 billion in medicare cuts as a starting point. but president obama is, seems to be going to the mat on raising the top two tax brackets for households earning 250,000 or more. and this is what the republicans, political and for historical reasons have had the most trouble with. >> host: house republicans according to the "usa today", we're looking 300 billion in mandatory savings and 300 billion in discreti
CSPAN
Dec 7, 2012 9:00am EST
. do you think there are enough banana republicans to force, to force obama to do with a national debt, or do you think -- [inaudible] >> go with all your suppositions, i do think, i will answer this with. i think there are a number of republicans, rank-and-file who have stepped up and said look, we have to be serious about revenue. we believe in a middle-class tax cut. let's start with where we agreed. that's really important to have that conversation. what you're saying is republicans and democrats have not been talking. the fact is, on the debt, well, i know most every big decision that we made in the last year, democrats -- have 100 people or more vote on this. so it's when we work together, when we are not taking our heels in -- >> do you think there are enough republicans to vote to extend, extend the debt ceiling without conditions that would allow us to avoid another full confrontation? >> let's hope so. look what happened yesterday in the senate. so interesting. senator mcconnell said okay, give the president the power to raise the debt ceiling, and we could stop it but we don
CSPAN
Dec 6, 2012 5:00pm EST
impatient and that so we need to do better at. >> what can republicans learned from obama? >> look, whoever has the high ground on technology is going to win. it's just a fact. we can never let that happen. you want to make sure for a technological point, you are state-of-the-art. and communicating your message, identifying people, ensuring that not only are the supporters but they are voters. a supporter is not a voter. >> how do you regain -- >> i think investing. it's there. they can be done. by the way, technology in 2012 -- they can be done. it's got to be invested in a priority. part of it is no went home. .. change with devices to you carry? >> devices? i use an iphone. not and ipad. >> you are handy with that. >> i have an iphone. i use an iphone and i have -- still holding on to my ipad. the iphone, i use and ipad. en iphone. >> last question, you wear a lot of hats. >> defensive coach, first round of the playoffs, didn't give a path. neither was one attempted. to be fair. it was a tremendous great time, my 7-year-old's first time playing tackle football. ahead as much as i ever ha
CSPAN
Dec 10, 2012 12:00pm EST
. to quote senator corker, i'm beginning to believe that is the best route for us to take. many republicans have no leverage in this face-off. democrats agree sending the senate-passed tax cut to president obama's desk is the quickest and most sensible way out of this crisis. avoiding the fiscal cliff is no excuse for republicans to replace this artificial crisis with another one. congress should pass the proposal to end periodic standoffs over the debt ceiling. this plan would give president obama the authority to avoid default over the nation's bills. democrats are ready to vote any time but first senator mcconnell needs to stop filibustering his own legislation rhode island now speaker boehner and minority leader mcconnell are the only thing standing between congress and compromise. it's time for them to prove to american families that they're more interested in protecting the medal class than pleasing the tea party. mr. president, on another subject, i rise to honor our colleague, the senior senator from nebraska, ben nelson, upon his retirement from the united states senate, to become
CSPAN
Dec 12, 2012 9:00am EST
. seven republicans who cosponsored the legislation wouldn't vote for it. we couldn't get 60 votes to bring it to the floor. so a number of us asked president obama if he would do a commission, and he did. it's the bowles-simpson commission. madam president, the bowles-simpson commission was -- didn't have the potential that the judd gregg-kent conrad work had because they sent us something here, we could amendment it, we can -- we can amend it, filibuster it, but we didn't have to worry about that because they couldn't get enough votes from the commissioner to do that. so that was a failure. then president obama entered into negotiations with the speaker, and they had talks that went on for weeks. they failed. and then they had another round of talks. that failed. joe biden, the vice president of the united states, met with the majority leader of the house of representatives, the republican eric cantor. cantor walked out of those meetings. after all of that, there was an agreement made here that we would have a supercommittee. it would be work under the same terms and conditions a
CSPAN
Dec 6, 2012 9:00am EST
: the only remaining option is for the house to pass the senate bill. dozens of house republicans signed onto a letter urging speaker boehner to take the last hexit before the cliff. neither president obama nor democrats in congress have ever been ambiguous about our proposal to provide economic security for 98% of american families and 97% of small businesses while asking the wealthiest 2% to contribute just a little more to stop this runaway debt. and now that even a dyed in the wool conservative like senator coburn of oklahoma has endorsed the democratic approach, here's what he said, "i know we have to raise revenue. i would rather see the rates go up," he said. he's been heavily involved in everything that's happened in the last several years in washington dealing with debt. when he joins in, that's really significant. it is apparent how this will end. the only question is, when will it end? it's how long will speaker boehner make middle-class families wait for relief and how long will he force the financial markets to wait for u un-- wait for certainty? the longer he delays, the greater
CSPAN
Dec 5, 2012 9:00am EST
people, including small business people, standing at president obama's side saying it's good for business to give the middle class their tax breaks. what are these republicans thinking over there? if i told you, if we're having an argument, that i'll give you 98% of what you want and you walk away from me, i say you're unreasonable. who gets 98% of what they want? no one in an argument. usually meet each other halfway, 50-50. we are giving the republicans 98% of what they want on the tax cuts, but they are holding the 98% hostage for their friends, the coch brothers, sheldon adderson, the billionaires. you know, that's wrong, and we had an election about it. this is a country of, by and for the people, not of, by and for the billionaires. and i am going to say to my republican friends -- and they are my friends. i have served with them for a long time. i have worked with them. what are you thinking? what are you doing? let me tell you one of the things they offered in their package. this is outrageous. they want to raise the age of medicare by two years. i cannot tell you, madam president
CSPAN
Dec 6, 2012 12:00pm EST
, and as republicans have been pointing out on this floor, mr. president, congress must act soon to take on the numerous expiring tax provisions and the sequester. and i believe president obama must provide leadership in those efforts. i've seen very little so far. last week i came to the floor to speak about the fiscal cliff and some of the concerns that i continue to have and hear about as i travel to wyoming just about every weekend. just got back from there a few days ago, and people are very concerned about the direction of the country and what may happen to all americans on january 1. last week on the floor i spoke about the president's proposal to raise taxes on people making more than $200,000 a year. in terms of spending next year, that tax increase would pay for just 6.8 days of what washington will spend. so the whole proposal that the president continues to make is basically enough to fund the government for not 52 weeks but one week alone. the tax increases that president obama is now trying to push through will really do almost nothing to reduce our national deficit and not
CSPAN
Dec 12, 2012 12:00pm EST
on middle-class families. now, that's sitting in front of the house of representatives. president obama has said, if they pick it up and pass it tomorrow, i'll put my pen to tot immediately. that's one thing that could be done right now. but the house republicans will not take it up. i say, if they were to take it up today -- they are not doing anything over there anyway -- pick it up today, pass it, the president signings it, i sigh you're going to see a -- i think you're going to see middle-class families do a little more christmas shopping and that'll help spur our economy. i would point out that some of my friends on the other side of the aisle here and in the house have been talking about do that very thing. so there are some republicans that recognize that this would be one of the best things we could do; that is, pass the middle-class tax cut that we passed here in july. nonetheless, i keep hearing that what we really need to do to drove the so-called fiscal cliff -- to address the so-called fiscal cliff to enact significant entitlement reform. now, what does that mean, "entitlement
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